Disney+’s American Born Chinese celebrates the start of filming with its first photo

Disney+’s series adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s award-winning American Born Chinese graphic novel is officially beginning filming.

by Disney chinese born american series celebrates the first day of filming with a blessing ceremony.

Producer Melvin Mar shared a photo of the cast and crew on the first day of filming the Disney+ adaptation of the graphic novel, chinese born american. “Day one,” Mar wrote on Instagram. “Blessing ceremony for a blessed show.” The photo includes series star Ben Wang, who will portray lead character Jin Wang, and the rest of his castmates Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Jim Liu, Sydney Taylor, Daniel Wu and Ke Huy Quan.

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Also pictured is Michelle Yeoh, showrunner Kelvin Yu, series director Destin Daniel Cretton, who recently headed Marvel Studios. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringsas well as Gene Luen Yang, the original author and illustrator of the 2006 chinese born american graphic novel. The graphic novel is a coming-of-age story that follows Jin Wang, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, as he struggles to fit in at an American high school.

Disney+ has ordered the series adaptation in October 2021, with Cretton attached to direct and executive produce, though the episode count has not been revealed. Kelvin and Charles Yu will write and executive produce the series, which has been described as a “genre-hopping action comedy that explores issues of identity, culture and family”, and centers on Jin, “an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his immigrant family life.However, when Jin meets “a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods”.


“Reading Kelvin’s captivating adaptation of Gene’s incredible novel had me laughing, crying and jumping out of my chair on every page,” Cretton said when the series was announced. “I feel deeply connected to the characters in this story and the brilliant team that brings it to life. This show will be unlike anything we’ve experienced on television, and I can’t wait for the world to see what we are. to cook.”

by Yang chinese born american has won several awards since its publication, including the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2006 and the Eisner Award for Best Chart Album. The novel connects three seemingly separate stories – that of The Monkey King, Jin Wang and Danny – and has been hailed for its exploration of racial identity, assimilation and stereotypes.


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The Disney+ adaptation of American Not Chinese has not yet received a premiere date.

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